Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 3, 2019
DOT was the quintessential civil service type environment: big on procedure and small on thinking and initiative. Managers were predominantly more concerned with their power over subordinates and fawning over their superiors. It was incredibly stressful due to the pettiness of some many people.
Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 16, 2019
Workplace culture is one that is not supportive of Black public servants moving into leadership roles. Alot more oversight is needed to ensure that their is fairness in how new opportunities are provided to staff and they have an ability to attend conferences and professional development opportunities. Many persons without needed experience are elevated to positions of power which they then abuse.
Incredibly flexible hours and work/life balance with few opportunities for advancement.
Assistant Civil Engineer (Current Employee) – Long Island City, NY – October 26, 2018
NYC DOT is an excellent foot in the door for transportation engineering and design. The work/life balance is fantastic, however there are very few opportunities for advancement as an engineer. If you are willing to change the focus of your career a bit, you can learn new skills and move up in the structure. The career track for an engineer here is very limited but it is a very comfortable place to work overall.
Highway repairer (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – October 26, 2018
Great job and benefits, it's a job you can work and have retire and provide for yourself and your family. When you're hired you work 9 months out of the year for 5 years the other three months you're laid off and get unemployment benefits and if your job performance was excellent for that year you will be called back the next year and after 5 years you become permanent and no more lay offs. Then after 8 years you get your top pay$$
Energy Analyst / Industrial Hygienist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 11, 2018
Great place to work when you have more autonomy, freedom to lead and make the final decision. Some times it's hard to focus with the various distractions in cubicle world, but did enjoy my time there before Super storm Sandy.
Great learning experience
Wish there were more offices to work within to focus
Productive and fun place to work but got dull after 2 years
College Aide (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 6, 2018
Overall, it was a good opportunity. I worked with some very smart people on some interesting projects (drawbridges). I got to do a lot of site visits and learn from the more experienced employees. However, the job got pretty repetitive and dull and there was a sort of threshold on how much you can learn and grow as a young engineer.
MAnagement must pay Attention to the Smart Human Resources who are unrecognized
Fiscal Officer (Current Employee) – Long Island City, NY – June 2, 2018
After Utilizing my observation and Hands on Skills at my work Location, I observed inventory reporting deformities that needed process improvement. After Issuing my professional opinion on the current state of unit's reporting procedures, the Unit Supervisor informed me to keep things basically as they are. The current procedures relies mostly on Manual reporting Which consequently consume time makes reporting susceptible to errors and makes the Unit less efficient in its overall Performance rating.
Electrican (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 23, 2018
good place to wor a typical day might entail geting a job in morning that you would have to trouble shoot find probrlem and repair friendly management hardest part of job was pulling cables through manholes best part of day was going home
Public Records Aide - Litigation Services (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 2, 2018
While I worked at New York City Department Of Transportation I learned a variety of new skills that I used at my next position.My co/workers were friendly and supportive. The Attorneys were helpful when I needed guidance on cases.
pressure, and demanding job with unlimited dead lines and target to meet
Director of Capital Projects & Reduced Speed Zones (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 12, 2018
work was demanding with pressure to meet certain target weekly and monthly. I learned how to function well under pressure. work place culture started as a family atmosphere then it turned as a cutthroat work environment. hardest part of the job was dealing with the flood of report every week. the enjoyable part of the job was the feeling that you offer something to help and protect the public safety..
providing and strengthing public safety
dealig with the enormious flow of request for report
all aspect of the job is terrifc but the enormus dead lines that never ends
Deputy Director, Intersection Control Unit (ICU) (Current Employee) – 3402 queens Blvd, LIC, NY 11101 – March 12, 2018
the job is demanding but enjoyable especially when your reach the intended goad of your work. I work to analyze and approve Traffic Signal and All way Stops per the federal code. a typical work start early in the morning and ending late in the evening. the managements are helpful, encouraging and supportive. the work environment is cooperative and geared toward production. the long hours is the hardest part of the job. I had a tremendous experience technical and managerial.